Emmanuel Episcopal Parish has donated $6,000 in proceeds from its 2019 Market Day sale to Orcas Island charities.
“Market Day is an island tradition that gives to everyone,” said Emmanuel’s Rector, Berto Gándara-Perea. “Donors find use for their clutter, buyers get great stuff at low prices, and the money helps our community in many ways.”
2019 Market Day proceeds went to:
Kaleidoscope Preschool and Child Care Center
Orcas Aviation Association Mercy Flight Program
Orcas Community Resource Center
Orcas Island Food Bank
Orcas Island Park and Recreation District
SAFE San Juans
Leftover items were distributed, too, including:
Camp Orkila: 25 skeins of crafting paracord.
Friends of the Library: 12 boxes of books and CDs for the August Library Fair.
Orcas Senior Center: Paintings by Anne Pedersen and others for the center’s art auction.
Market Day, held the last Saturday of July, is a donated-goods sale organized by Emmanuel’s women’s group, the St. Agnes Guild. The St. Agnes Guild will hold a similar Holiday Fair in Emmanuel’s Parish Hall on Saturday, Nov. 9.